Scar Revision


How do you get rid of scars? Can scars really go away?

Non-surgical Scar Revision, also known as Scar Relaxation, uses advanced skin rejuvenation techniques to reduce the appearance of scars.  Old scar tissue fibers deep within the skin are released when the skin tissue is manipulated with micro-filaments via a specialized machine attachment.

The treatment repairs the skin naturally, working below the epidermis layer in the dermis layer of the skin tissue.

Excellent results are very often noticed immediately; however, over time, improvements continue as new collagen and elastin proteins are formed and with good post care. Clients will see scar tissue soften as the blood supply returns to the area, skin pigment is likely to regenerate and the scar will continue to gradually improve, yielding significant improvement.

A scar can be drastically reduced, if not eliminated. This is a beneficial procedure for women and men who have surgical scars from mastectomy and breast reconstruction. Scars from burns, caesarean-sections, cosmetic surgeries, or injuries all benefit from this remarkable treatment.

What is a scar?

A scar is a result of a series of wound healing steps that the body undertakes to repair damage to the skin. Scars that heal poorly may become:

  • Discolored where a scar becomes lighter or redder than the surrounding skin
  • Raised or recessed like a dimple
  • Abnormally textured

What causes post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation (PIH) of scars?

PIH refers to the increased pigment (darkening) of the area around a scratch, cut, burn or other injury to the skin.  Melanocytes are the skin cells responsible for making melanin, the substance that gives color to the skin.  Melanin is made through a chemical process that changes the amino acid tyrosine with the oxidative enzyme tyrosinase.  The process is stimulated by the exposure of the skin to ultraviolet light (UV).   Skin irritation, like rashes, contact dermatitis, acne or exposure to chemicals, is sufficient to cause the problem of Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) in susceptible individuals.  Trauma to the skin like surgical incisions or burns can also trigger the enzyme tyrosinase to stimulate an increased production of melanin in the scar area.

Benefits of Scar Relaxation:

  • Improved cosmetic appearance and reduced visibility of the scar.
  • Improves the appearance of red and hyper-pigmented scars.
  • Brings your skin back as close to its normal appearance as possible.

Technique Options:

With her extensive knowledge of the skin and, in particularly, the fibrous matrix of scar tissue, Anna Burns will recommend the best course of action for your scar correction treatment. She has several methods at her disposal, including the most recently introduced ProCell™ Microchannelling treatment which involves the introduction of stem cell serums, shown to yield outstanding improvements in the appearance of a variety of skin anomalies and scars in a little as a single treatment.

The best treatment will be discussed at length with you, weighing the benefits of each. We are proud to be able to offer our clients many options for this important treatment.  Contact us. Your Atlanta permanent makeup professional can help you improve the health and appearance of your skin using our advanced scar revision techniques.


Do you have stretchmarks, scars, and skin discolorations you want to improve? Have hope! We have several scar revision treatments that are available.



Anyone who wants to improve the appearance of scars, stretchmarks, hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation.

Anyone who suffers from hemophilia, seizures and epilepsy, cold, flu, covid-19; eczema, psoriasis, keloid scars on the area to be treated; women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, anyone undergoing chemotherapy, who has a pacemaker or major heart problems, has immunodeficiency, organ transplant, is currently using or has been on Accutane for less than one year.

Your Atlanta Permanent Cosmetics Professional, Anna Burns Permanent Cosmetics, offers microchanneling and dry tattooing for non-surgical scar revision treatments.

Depending on your tolerance level, microchanneling or dry tattooing may cause a slight discomfort.

In both treatments, this controlled injury causes a wound healing cascade with the release of various growth factors such as platelet derived growth factor (PGF), transforming growth factor alpha and beta (TGF-α and TGF-β), connective tissue activating protein, connective tissue growth factor, and fibroblast growth factor (FGF). The needles also breakdown the old hardened fibrous scar strands and allow new blood vessels to form in the damaged tissue.

The formation of new blood vessels and collagen is initiated by the stimulation of and rapid increase of fibroblast cells. This increase in fibroblasts stimulates the new formation of connective tissue fibers – elastic, collagen, reticular fibers (intercellular matrix). At 5 days treatment, new collagen is formed resulting in skin tightening that lasts for 5–7 years in the form of collagen III (reticular fiber). Reticular fibers play a supporting role in wound healing and scar tissue formation. New collagen fiber bundles replace parallel bundles in old fibrous scar tissue with normal lattice of bundles resulting in healthier skin.

Micronchanneling It is a great age defying treatment. It is recommended as a preventive maintenance skin care treatment and a non-surgical scar revision treatment to improve the appearance of stretchmarks; hypertrophic and atrophic scars, hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation; accident, burn, incision and acne scars. The result is healthier skin.

Dry tattooing is recommended as a non-surgical scar revision treatment. It is a great solution for reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation; hypertrophic or atrophic scars; burn, accident and incision scars.

Microchanneling and dry tattooing are minimally invasive processes. We introduce controlled injury at a shallow depth in your skin tissue and use the most technologically advanced methods and products to prevent new scar formation.

Although microchanneling and dry tattooing is a very safe procedure for all skin types, PIH can happen. After treatment, your skin will be photosensitive. It is important to be compliant with aftercare instructions to minimize PIH and photodamage. For anyone who has darker skin type, be extra compliant in avoiding the sun and using sunblock.

After microchanneling treatment, your skin will have a radiant red glow, a mildly sunburned look, similar to having spent a day at the beach. This redness and inflammation may last between one to two days.

After dry tattooing treatment, your skin will be red and inflamed. You will be sent home with an occluding material on the treated area that will remain for up to a week.

It is important to use sunblock consistently after treatment.

Most people do not need to take time from their employment. Consider scheduling your scar revision appointment a few days before or after an important event. Three weeks before any activity that includes excessive movement, tension, and pressure in the treated area.

Results can be seen as soon as after a single treatment or after completing the recommended minimum of three to five treatments. Everyone’s skin is different, therefore, when results can be seen varies from person to person. Depending on the frequency of your scar revision treatments, the more frequent and consistent you are with the treatments, the likelihood of seeing healthier, improved skin is higher.

The serums used are very safe and hypoallergenic. Allergic reactions are rare. However, if you have very sensitive skin, we recommend having a patch test done.

Microneedling, microchanneling, and dry tattooing have similar principles in how they all stimulate the skin to repair and renew itself. All three techniques are varying forms of collagen induction therapy. They all involve controlled injury to the skin by way of tiny needles to encourage new formation of collagen. The difference is in the applied techniques; products and equipment used; and aftercare.

Microneedling and microchanneling are skin rejuvenation treatments that plump up your skin – reducing wrinkles; and are effective in reducing acne scars.

Dry tattooing and microchanneling are scar revision treatments that improve hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation issues, burn scars, accident scars, injury scars and surgical scars.

Microchanneling is a great treatment for improving stretchmarks.

There is no downtime to begin your scar revision journey. You can come in for a consultation during your lunch or after your work.

Microchanneling for skin rejuvenation treatments of the face can take up to 90 minutes.

Microchanneling and Dry Tattooing for scar revision treatments – depending on the number of areas and size of the scars to be treated – can take between 60 to 150 minutes.

Microchanneling Skin rejuvenation for the face costs $500 a session. Inquire about our packages and membership pricing.

Microchanneling and Dry Tattooing scar revision treatments costs $300 per area for each session.

Each consecutive session is booked every four to six weeks.

Procedures are done under strict sterile standards in keeping with those set by the Centers for Disease Control. We use sterile disposable supplies.

Any time the skin is open there is potential for an infection. The treated area must be kept clean. There are usually no major complications. To prevent infection during the procedure, we use: Pre-sterilized disposable for each new client and each new procedure on each client. New wipes, gauze, cotton and swabs, new gloves, new barrier film, new equipment barrier control bags between clients and throughout the procedure. Hospital grade disinfectant cleaners and medical sterilization procedures that kill microorganisms like HIV, Hepatitis A, B, and C, MRSA, Staph, Tuberculosis for all equipment and working surfaces are used.

All contaminated needles are disposed of in a recognizable sharps container.

Avoid applying Retin A 24 hours prior to your procedure appointment. Hydrate and drink plenty of fluids starting 24 hours and up to the day of your procedure.

If your skin tone is darker and prone to hyperpigmentation, we recommend using a skin brightener starting six weeks prior to your first treatment.


I’m extremely pleased with how everything has turned out.

– Shawna

Scar Revision


Do you have stretchmarks and skin discolorations you want to improve? Accident scars, burn scars, surgical scars, acne scars appear more even? Non-surgical scar revision treatment is for you. At your Atlanta Permanent Makeup Professional, Anna Burns Permanent Cosmetics, we offer scar revision treatments that can flatten raised scars and smoothen depressed scars; and aid in the break down old fibrous scar tissue that sometimes develop in scars. Non-surgical scar revision treatments include microneedling (for acne scars), microchannelling, and dry tattooing.



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